PM hits back

John Key has hit back at “knucklehead” journalists. I note the scrutiny the media are placing on a phone call is far more excessive than the scant regard they placed on finding out the truth behind Shearer’s millions sitting in a “forgotten” bank account:

“The one lesson, and this is this lesson I’ve got to learn for the journalists as well, because I accept this now, there will be no more answering questions straight away if I need to get details.”

A recruitment company came up with a shortlist of candidates for the boss of the GCSB, but the list was rejected by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie.

Rennie suggested to the Prime Minister that he look for more candidates, and he took his advice. 

The Prime Minister has admitted he phoned Fletcher after discussing him at a meeting with Rennie, but dismissed claims that his friendship with Fletcher had anything to do with him getting the job at the spying bureau.

Fletcher went through the interview process, including a three-person panel, and got the job.

Key said he could have let Rennie ring Fletcher to check if he was interested in the position “but it wasn’t as though I was spending a lot of time on it”.

“I was simply ringing the guy up and saying hey if you’re interested in exploring it further ring this guy he can give you a whole lot of information.”

He said he did not shoulder tap Fletcher and spent a lot longer with another person who did not decide to put their name forward.

“This is what these knuckleheads who’ve been reporting this stuff miss,” he said, “what’s wrong with that?”

 


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  • Whafe

    For the vast majority of pathetic media in this country, they cease to look at the big picture, only the now…

    For example, why (which we know) is Grant Robertson being the stand in leader of the opposition this week, with this mis reported so called shoulder taping by John Key???

    I mean networks and relationships are what keeps the world running, and yes Pink’s there is networks and relationships that doesn’t involve underhand behaviour…

    If you actually listened to how John Key conducted himself on RadioLive yesterday afternoon with the 2 crazy Pinko’s, you would get an understanding as to why John Key connects with most New Zealanders…. labour just don’t get it do they… Nor do most of the media lightweights in this country….

  • The PM should teach the media a lesson in who needs whom. He should give no press conferences, no interviews, no press releases, no major speeches – until the media learns to behave themselves.
    After about 6 months he would find his approval ratings and that of the Govt. climb even higher; that worked spectacularly well for Jim Bolger in 1993 when he disappeared from view for 5 months.
    By engaging with Labour and the media you give them oxygen – ignore them and they will come crawling back begging you to play.

    • island time

      He needs the same approach as Muldoon – to sort out the dirt bag churnalists

      • Marcus50

        Yes Key is starting to resemble Muldoon.

    • Captain Crab

      Absolutely right. They (and we) know who in the media are just biased propagandizing self serving undermining cunts and they should just be ignored. Their agenda is clear so fuck them. Let them starve. They are useless to their employer if no one will talk to them.
      Cam- how about a list? Call it Media Watch.

  • Pete George

    Fair call from Key. He, David Shearer or any politician should have a right to respond to questions with:

    “I don’t have sufficient recall of that to answer now, I’ll get back to you with more detail”
    Or…
    “That’s a knucklehead question and doesn’t deserve an answer.”

    • le sphincter

      Mark Twain said ” If you are telling the truth , you dont have to remember anything”

      • Gazzaw

        You must have a great memory bank then Trev.

        • le sphincter

          The judge described the defendant as a ‘most unreliable witness’, as his story kept changing.

          Thats why we dont give witnesses and defendants in court a list of the questions to be asked beforehand.

          Then again , you could be like Hekia Parata, sneak into hansards office late at night to change your answers on the written record.

          • Gazzaw

            Oh really? How would you know about that then? That’s a very serious accusation to make.

          • Joe_Bloggs

            Fear not Gazz – it’s the arsehole talking, remember? Full of shit…

          • Joe_Bloggs

            “a most unreliable witness’? Funnily enough Head of the State Services Commission has said much the same of Ferguson:

            “Bruce has misunderstood the process and hasn’t informed himself about what happened. Bruce was claiming that certain people had been shortlisted and not interviewed in favour of Mr Fletcher; this is not true.”

          • AnonWgtn

            I understand that Ferguson was tapped directly by Clark Simpson Robertson and told he had the job and that her Clark’s lying mate Mark Prebble – ex Clark’s Departmental Head (remember Setchell and Benson Pope) then State Services Commissioner (Clark posted him to SSC head as he had lyingly obfuscated for her) would formally interview him.

            I would expect that the report coming out soon on the GCSB would take note of the breakdown of GCSB during Ferguson’s watch.

            That is why he is getting in before the report is released to get the so called journalists on his side.
            Look at the poor old Armstrong today – he is losing his marbles, along with as many as twenty so called repeaters who are trying to make the news and undermine New Zealand, aided by other left wing future government persons such as Labour’s Robertson, Greenpeace and Winston.
            I wonder what they will say in two years time with a Robertson led Labour, Greenpeace and Winston Government with divided policies, dragging the country down to a seriously troubled financial banana republic – not me will say the Queens.
            Do you really think that international financial stability will remain – but that is what will suit Greenpeace who will control the do nothing downfall of the country – it is real.
            Destroy the rich Dairy farms first – not actually difficult by legislation on say land death duties, or the ability to pass on land.

          • Joe_Bloggs

            “I would expect that the report coming out soon on the GCSB would take note of the breakdown of GCSB during Ferguson’s watch. That is why he is getting in before the report is released to get the so called journalists on his side.”

            That’s been my read on Ferguson’s brain-fart from the moment he opened his mouth on Fletcher’s appointment

          • Patrick

            I reckon the suggestion out of the UK is the answer, legalise same sex marriage, father divorces wife, marries son & passes on the properties without any death duties – marriage has been devalued (years ago) so why not use the situation to your advantage?

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            We all appreciate Sheep’s excellent memory with his bank account.

          • Polish Pride

            See the thing is John Key is not your friend and Shearer your enemy. They are both politicians that have been elected to work for us the people of this country. Both performances have been subpar. Shearer with his forgotten bank account and possibly key with the GCSB role. You (and everyone else should be holding both to account. Not giving one a free pass because you like him and his party better. This is exactly why MPs in this country get away with so much and are not held to account. It is BS.

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Polish Pride – I am a guy who will blast Naked Emperor when he is doing silly stuff for sure. But I don’t really see anything wrong with PM calling a known person and asking him to consider a job role. This happens in private industry all the time. Had Emperor appointed him directly bypassing all Government processes, then that is corruption. Not asking somebody to apply for a job. May be Naked Emperor should have told in the first instance, yes I called him, what the f**

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Sorry pressed “Post” by mistake!!! – what the f**k is wrong in that? Then the Puff Pastries and the Pinko Grant would have zipped their potty mouths and backsides big time.

          • Mr_V4

            Asking them to zip their backsides is a tough ask when Trev probably has a vegetable inserted there.

          • You mean go into the House, and seek leave to change an answer LS? You can’t just “sneak into hansards office late at night to change your answers on the written record”, but then you probably know that already.

          • Patrick

            Really – like a thief in the night? Why didn’t you & your Labour mates do something about it? If what you say is true of course, or once again are you just making shit up?

      • rockape

        And wasnt mark Twains fame based on fiction?

  • Liberty

    “truth behind Shearer’s millions “ We can’t expect the pinko media to investigate
    one of their own. They treated Clark and her entourage with kid gloves.

    • Mr_Blobby

      And they had good reason to. Both Muldoon and Clark were not people to be trifled with.

    • AnonWgtn

      And Clark has bought her seventh house in Auckland – in trusts of course.

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Which is funny, because as a corporation APN you think that they would want to appeal to National’s business associates.

      No wonder they are going down the gurgler

    • David

      National has not pursued this matter yet because they want Shearer to remain as Labour leader. If the bumbling buffoon Shearer leads Labour into the next election I believe Labour has little chance of winning. Key will decimate Shearer in the televised leaders’ debates.

  • niggly

    Good move from Key.

    Certain media scumbags doing Labour’s bidding having been inventing this meme that the PM is “forgetful” when all along it has read to me that he has been put on the spot and can’t recall the full details instantly so to ensure he isn’t then subject to being further tripped up by the MSM and being taken out of context say’s he can’t remember or whatnot.

    In the past he’s also tried refusing to answer the question, but we saw that time what happened – some media scumbags just keep repeating the question so that come 6pm news time we see the edited sound bite consisting of journo asking same question half-a-dozen times to shots of JK refusing to answer. In that edited 30 sec soundbite it of course doesn’t look good for the PM (mind you most people know what’s up).

    So good move from Key, the other thing he could insist on, when side show issues like this get out of hand is, have a minder advise the media that they are repeating the question and as an answer was given first time, if they want to ask a further question then it mustn’t be the same question. (Use a minder so the media attention goes to them on the TV news not JK).

    And to be fair this shouldn’t just apply to the PM or National Govt. This should apply to all politicians no matter what stripes they wear. EG we saw the same thing happen at the Labour Conference last year where Patrick Gowler did this to Cunliffe repeatedly and then tattle-tailed off to Shearer to wind him up. Another example of the Media “personalities” (supported by their head editors) manufacturing the news and giving unbalanced distorted reporting.

  • Pissedoffyouth

    I hope coming up to the next election JK will smash these so called “journalists”

    I thought a newspaper is supposed to report news, not made up fairy tales?

    • Meg

      Get a grip and join the real world.

      Key has been caught, AGAIN, telling lies and now he is having a tantrum about having to answer questions about his lies.

      • Gazzaw

        Lies Meg? What lies? I thought lies revolved around offshore bank accounts.Silly old me – that was just a memory lapse.

        • le sphincter

          Plunket is on Fire !! From his Dompost column

          ” “Applications are invited for the position of Prime Ministerial Memory. Candidates must be prepared to work full or part-time as required. Previous political experience not necessary. The successful applicant will display a high degree of expertise in backroom dealing, surreptitious phone calls and self- serving expediency. If this position sounds like you, please contact…

          • le sphincter

            Of course , when it suits Keys memory is razor sharp..picking out someone who was someones brother at high school.. but then faded as when first asked he could barely remember him

          • AnonWgtn

            Who is Plunket – I thought Plunket was a great young child advocacy organisation.

          • Hazards001

            You should apply for the position then Trev..be fuck all people more adroit at back room deals than you and ya pinko mates!

        • Meg

          Oh I never rang an old mate and suggested he go for the top spy job. Oh oops wait, yes i did.

          • Joe_Bloggs

            Oh I never hid money in an offshore bank account then ignored my statutory obligation to declare it to the House for 4 years in a row while declaring it to IRD. Oh oops wait, yes i did

          • Meg

            And please explain how Davids fuck up lets John off the hook for his many fuck ups?

          • Joe_Bloggs

            For a start Shonkey Shearer’s fuck-ups are several magnitudes larger than Key’s occasional brain fades.

            One merely needs to look at the strife that the French government faces at present to see how serious Shearer’s failure to declare hidden offshore bank accounts could be.

            On the other hand Rennie has stated several times that the appointment of Fletcher was made ethically and in complete accordance with SSC process – despite what H3 / Robertson is attempting to claim

          • johnbronkhorst

            Because david did fuck up($50000)…in this case and John didn’t(phone call)!!!

            When John makes a mistake …he admits it and moves on.

            david on the other hand makes excuses, tells more lies to cover himself, until he is actually caught then it is um, err ahh????
            Case in point….rufus painter!!!

          • AnonWgtn

            If it were Key a leak from the IRD would tell all the details as from the income the capital can be deduced.

          • Polish Pride

            So you want to hold one to account but not the other….!?! Do you have any clue who both are supposed to work for?

          • Gazzaw

            Oh I never contacted Chase Bank and suggested I open an offshore bank account.Oh oops wait, yes I did.

          • BJ

            So F…ing what!

          • Hazards001

            He never said that you pinko poofter..what he actually said was he had no involvement in the appointment of Fletcher..which he didn’t you fucking moronic fag. Ian Rennie appointed him. Key simply gave him a call and asked him if he’d consider applying for the job!
            I’m fucking tired of you lefty fags trying to make mountains out of mole hills!

        • Travis Poulson

          Don’t forget the imaginary tape that shows Key was briefed about Dotcom

          • le sphincter

            THAT will appear closer to the election.
            Dont forget the senior guy at GCSB sacked over the dotcom affair will want his utu.
            In fact he probably is Robertsons source….

      • johnbronkhorst

        List the lies!!
        Definition:…Lie: Telling an UNTRUTH, that you KNOW is an untruth.
        Sounds more like shearer than Key doesn’t it!!!!

        • Meg

          I love how the right is using Shearers fuck up to justify all of Keys screw ups.

          As a voter I do not care if all the MPs in Parliament have off shore accounts with 50K a pop in each. Their money, who cares. I care about a PM who cannot remember phoning old mates and suggesting they go for a job where there are no other applicants. A PM who happily sells our laws to overseas companies. A PM who is happy to protect an incompetent Education minister, do deals with a corrupt ACT leader. A PM who cannot remember details of SIS briefings.

          That I care about.

          • The only PM like that was Helen Clark – with her fraud painting, Owen Glenn Saga and Trevor Mallard at Education; as for deals with ACT – who do you think briefed Prebble about Dover Samuels? hahahahahahahaha!
            As for SIS briefings – not a single PM ever can remember those as they tend to be minor stuff (ask Helen or Geoffrey Palmer or Mike Moore if they can remember)

          • Joe_Bloggs

            wasn’t it Phil Goof who got caught out lying about SIS briefings? Not forgetful but out-and-out denial of ever being briefed, despite having minutes confirming he’d been briefed in detail about the matter of Israeli nationals

          • Patrick

            & her Minister of Foriegn Affairs being the recipient of backhanders from the racing & the fishing fraternities – he lied & lied & lied & Helen chose to turn a blind eye – much the same as she did when one of her Ministers was accused of exploiting his position to use illegal workers to tile his flash holiday house in Samoa – all with the promise of a NZ Passport. Helen was ok with all that.

          • BJ

            My, you are a bitter pill to swallow

          • Meg

            Please do not imagine swallowing any part of me BJ. The slighest suggetion of it makes my stomach turn.

          • greenghost

            Grow up

          • Patrick

            The fact that the possible future Prime Minister of NZ has been rorting the taxpayer by not declaring overseas income, possibly the recipient of bribes from the UN & has misled the NZ Parliamentary process doesn’t bother you?

          • Meg

            Johnny forgot about shares he had, then had to sell them and I do not care a jot about that.

          • Peej

            Possibly the recipient of bribes from the UN? What’s that whacky bit about? Please explain. And if you come up with the “corrupt UN” and all the other negative epithets used by ignorant misanthropes, how about prefacing them with “the UN that GCSB head Ian Fletcher used to work for…”

          • Patrick

            Pretty simple really – why does he refuse to detail what is in the account? If he worked x number of years, got paid x number of dollars, saved x % of that then the numbers will stack up – but what happens if there is far more in the account than Shearer could ever have made during his time at the UN? How would that question be answered?
            Yes the UN is corrupt, as are any number of NGO working with the UN as are any number of Governments (especially in the 3rd world). So the potential for a member of the “top brass” to accumulate ill gotten gains is there for sure.

          • rockape

            There were other applicants meg. 4 that were so bad as they could not be recommended to the PM, and after those were rejected there were two names put forward, one of whom turned down the deal. So F24k off you lying slapper!

          • Meg

            So why was it not re-advertised? No, better Key asks a school chum, who he then “forgets” he asked, to do the job. This is just another mess of Keys poor ,management. Sooner he is gone the better.

          • johnbronkhorst

            You do have knowledge of John Key’s wealth, it’s called the register of pecuniary interest…..it is in fact shearer that you have no KNOWLEDGE of his pecuniary interest…because the dishonest bastard never declared it!!!!!!

          • Meg

            Actually I do not have knowledge of Keys wealth, because I have never bothered to look it up. Why would I or anyone else care what an MP has in their bank account?

            Can they do the job is the important thing. And Key is not up to it.

          • Hazards001

            All you really care about Meg is that your fucking incompetence and the incompetence of your peers goes unpunished! You’re a typical self serving leftie commie fag with the morals of a gutter rat.

            The only position you will take on anything is the one that looks after your own interests first, which is pretty much all we can ever expect from pinko fags school teachers and unionists!

          • Meg

            Sigh, it is so sad when the right cannot accept what a failure Key is as a PM.

          • Hazards001

            As opposed to the self serving corrupt dyke that spend all the proceeds of the economic reforms put in place by previous governments to keep herself and her corrupt little gaggle of gays and self serving unionist’s in power? I can see why a no talent little poof would miss her…the rest of us DO NOT!

        • Travis Poulson

          The list is like Shearers tape that he can’t find.

          • Dumrse

            All of Key’s lies are ON the tape. Lets just get it out in the open.

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Wait for Puff pastry Garner and gnome Campbell to come up with a finding that Fletcher set fire to Sheep’s tape….

          • Travis said

            The list is like Shearers tape that he can’t find.

            It’s probably in the same place as his bank statements Travis

      • Liberty

        Mag please list the lies?

        • Liberty

          5hrs later and still waiting for this list of lies that meg keeps going on about.

          Can’t you remember them meg?
          You expect Key to remember a two minute phone call 3 years ago

          And yet you can’t produce a reputed lie you were complaining
          about 5 hrs ago. That is only one reputed lie.
          The way the pinkos have been wetting themselves there must be quite a
          few reputed lies.

          Meg the labour apologist can’t produce a single one.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Would you care to explain your dear leader Sheep Shearer’s bank episode please?

      • Pissedoffyouth

        What is the problem with giving a reference for somebody to get a job? And being put on the spot, not remembering a 2 minute phone call?

        Oh wait, you have never worked outside of education, where good references are earned, and needed for work. unlike teaching where you can show up, take a dump and head home for the day without having any performance reviews…

        No wonder you are so scared of national standards.

  • Phar Lap

    Yet their is a Newstalk ZB reject now with Radio Dead,a loud mouth blouse called Punk-ett putting the boot into the PM.

    • Meg

      The boot needs to be put into this PM, square up his arse and kick him out of office.

      • Phar Lap

        That you Punk-ett.

      • Gazzaw

        Yes, the polls certainly support your proposition Meg. Your boy’s not even a distant second and won’t even hold that position once the full details of his shonky (there’s that word again but in a different context) offshore banking is revealed.

        • Meg

          You need to pay attention to the political block numbers not individual party numbers.

          • Gazzaw

            Meg, to gain power in 2014 labour needs the greens plus the other randoms and the people of NZ just won’t let that happen. Norman is toxic, Norman is radical, Norman is financially illiterate. Kiwis will not have a bar of him as either Dep PM or Min of Finance. If labour was going it alone and had more numbers you would have a good chance of getting in but your to date unadmitted achilles heel is your need for the greens and more specifically Russel Norman.

          • rockape

            And you need to remember Labours policies would not be the policies of (god forbid) a labour lead government. It would be the missmatch of Labour / Greeen Manna NZ First policies. God would realy have to defend NZ then. Remember a camal was a horse designed by a committee.

          • Bunswalla

            You need to get your head out of your arse, boil it in hot water for a month and soak it in disinfectant for a fortnight. Then we’ll talk.

        • AnonWgtn

          Meg
          Grunter Robertson, new leader when Shearer resigns, about August will soon sort it all out, so along with Trevor don’t panic

  • Joe_Bloggs

    While the Herald has criticisms of Key for the past week on the front page, this rebuttal was buried in a few scant column centimetres on page 5 of the print edition.

    Clearly Key’s observations about knucklehead journalism extend to knucklehead editorial staff charged with layout.

    In the Herald article Key also points out that Clark went out there, shoulder-tapped people, and gave them jobs, whereas he did not. One of Clark’s ministerial appointments was Ferguson, a point that has been lost on journalists over the past week.

    • le sphincter

      She didnt ‘shoulder tap him’ . he was one of many one star generals, hardly Clarks circle. The SSC interviewed the lot and recommended the best one , who got the job.
      Are you saying Ferguson- Clark go way back ?
      How strange

      • Joe_Bloggs

        talking shit again sphincter – how normal

        Clark directly approached Ferguson to be the Chief of Defence in 2001

        • le sphincter

          Really ? So thats why Fergusson is saying the direct approach is allwrong

          • Joe_Bloggs

            a simple apology would be better arsehole – here let me help:

            Dear Joe, you wuz right, I wuz wrong. Yes Aunty Helen shoulder-tapped Ferguson and gave him the job of Chief of Defence in 2001

            What Ferguson is doing now is white-anting his successor to take some of the heast away from the impending criticisms of his performance contained in the Kiteridge Report. That’s why what he says now can be safely discounted as rat-cunning politicking.

          • le sphincter

            Incorrect. he was selected by the head of the state services commission as best qualified and Clark agreed

          • Joe_Bloggs

            hang about for just a moment – Fletcher was selected by the head of the state services commission as best qualified and Key agreed.

            Note also that Ferguson’s appointment was criticised as he was selected over the heads of more-qualified alternatives.

            Sound familiar? You can’t have it both ways arsehole

          • le sphincter

            so Fletcher was part of the executive team at GCSB before Key , and Key alone mentioned his name ?

            Fergusson selected over more qualified ? hardly they were more senior in military terms but hey thats what happens , it was only one pay grade

          • Joe_Bloggs

            you’re clutching at straws l’haemorrhoid…

            best you take a coffee-break and get some advice from Trev the Muss or Chicken Little as to how you and your co-attack dog Meg tackle this afternoons postings.

          • AnonWgtn

            Really – wow. Of course I believe you – would head of SSC Mark Prebble ex Clark’s office tell the truth if asked ?

          • johnbronkhorst

            NO too busy looking at Christine Rankin’s tits!!!

      • Dumrse

        Last night you had him as a 3 Star. WTF ?

        • le sphincter

          Because that was after he got the promotion.
          Are you drunk allready ?

          • Dumrse

            “One of Clark’s ministerial appointments was Ferguson…”. So, you were responding to a comment about a period of time AFTER he was CDF. Might I suggest you stop sniffing now and put the glue away.

          • johnbronkhorst

            So sphinky….ferguson is an ex American general??? As NZ doesn’t have stars to signify rank!!!!

          • le sphincter

            They should, its the same thing.

          • johnbronkhorst

            Not even close.
            in ascending order.
            Major general…….pip over sword and scabbard
            Lieutenant general….Crown over sword and scabbard
            General………Crown over pip over sword and scabbard
            Field marshal…Crown over sword and scabbard (which is surrounded by laurel leaves)

          • le sphincter

            thankyou Captain Mainwaring.

          • johnbronkhorst

            Stop thanking yourself, after all it is you and meg that are adding one plus one and coming up with eight. Making you the captain (always breaking his leg jumping to conclusions) Mainwaring!! Or are you just the stupid boy!!!

          • rockape

            yes and his equivallent army rank would not be any sort of general. Air Commodore = 1 star on vehicle tac plate= brigadier

      • AnonWgtn

        Mark Prebble was head of the SSC interview having been privy to the Clark/Simpson/Robertson “obfuscations” re Setchell and Benson Pope.
        He was “tapped” as SSC by Clark as a thanks for the disaster he got her out of.
        Not sure why Ferguson was the only one “nominated” at the time – it did not require a General to run GCSB – he would be too militarily directed – no flexibilty or day to day management experience of the real world..
        I am sure that Ferguson is getting the media on side first as he may well find the continuing breakdown of GCSB was under his watch.

  • Gazzaw

    Barely a positive word in the media about what is obviously going to be a very successful sale of MRP shares. The $2 billion target will be realised at a good price price for the punter of $2.35-$2.80. A credibility disaster is looming for labour, greens and NZF unless they can somehow sabotage the deal by scaremongering such as a firm policy statement that they will renationalise the company if elected. Such a statement would of course wreck the country for overseas investment of any type.

    • le sphincter

      Not on the sports page !

      What I read was complete fantasy but out by the government. An earning increase of 90% over the next 2 years. WTF ?

      Must have been written by ‘everthing in the garden is rosy’, Mr 20%, Bill English

      • Gazzaw

        Scaremongering already?

        • le sphincter

          Electricity demand is falling, in case you havent a clue , which seems to be the case.
          Same goes for the economy in general, we are still behind where we were when National took over

          • le sphincter

            2006 was 6391 GWh

            Last year it was 6214 GWh

          • Gazzaw

            Did you give up recharging your vibrator?

          • le sphincter

            Ive moved to ‘windpower’

          • island time

            Mainly from your mouth already heated?

          • Gazzaw

            Easier than the bike then?

          • johnbronkhorst

            we know but the bull shit you talk that would be described more HOT AIR than wind power!

          • rockape

            Good move if your generating it yourself, bad move if not. Its a very expensive and unreliable source of power. As irts the most expensive, it will be the first to fail if power demand drops.

          • AnonWgtn

            You mean piss and wind – yea right

          • Joe_Bloggs

            let’s get the terminology right folks – plug ‘n’ play prostate massager, please

          • johnbronkhorst

            or the home insulation package the govt. has been running.

          • Gazzaw

            As it happens I do have a clue when it comes to power generation.

            Even if Rio walks, even if China or another party doesn’t pick it up then the very obvious scenario is that Genesis will take the much awaited opportunity to mothball Huntly and buy the shortfall from Meridian’s Tiwai surplus. Win/win for both parties and it doesn’t affect MRP in the slightest.

            I call BS on your claims on the economy. You may recall that there has been a slight worldwide problem since 2008 which this government has handled bloody well particularly given the state of the books that your shitbag lot handed over.

          • le sphincter

            Mighty River is the new Solid Energy, rosy predictions based on bullshit.

            Huntly has been on standby only for over 5 years, as anyone who drives past can see, those smokestacks arent smoking much

          • What do you care? Labour people can’t afford to buy the shares in any event.

          • le sphincter

            Im still wondering where the money went for Solid Energy- from a billion dollar company to worthless in less time than it takes to say –
            knucklehead

          • There is where you are mistaken; if the price of coal rises 20% from where it is now (the lowest price in history) then Solid Energy will start to be profitable again. I notice the share prices of 3 coal mining companies in Australia are rising because no one believes the current situation will last very long.

          • le sphincter

            really !
            last I heard that was China was slowing down , and they were spending big on a stimulus package.

            Same as japan.
            While Europe, that will be great this year … you think ?

          • AnonWgtn

            I wonder how many Labour anti partal sales have cancelled their Kiwisaver accounts (they can’t) as they will be by far the largest group of investors, as these energy sales are the best long term investments that the country has seen in years.

  • Meg

    John Key is acting like a child having a tantrum.

    When asked to justify is amazingly iffy actions he stamps his feet, pouts and says I am not gunna talk anymore. Then for good measure sticks out his tongue.

    Yea, that will work John. Just answer the questions, because now (to those of us with brinas) you look guiltyier than ever.

    • Gazzaw

      Fucken hell Meg, you and sphincter in concert. Have they turned the lights out over at the Stranded or are you both in need of some intelligent company?

      I havent noticed the PM stamping his feet or poking his tongue out of late or even having a tantrum.

      Out of interest where and what are your brinas Meg?

      • Patrick

        More likely Labour Party lackies concerted attack to try to damage Key, it has been Labour Party HQ strategy years, it hasn’t succeeded & probably never will. Just shows the learning capability of the lefties – naff all. The definition of madness – doing the same thing & expecting different results.
        I suspect Meg & le sphincter are holed up in some union provided “commie central” sitting next to each other as proud as punch as their wittiness shines through. Making shit up – the lefties number 1 tactic.

        • Joe_Bloggs

          Holed up at Willis Street with Blue State Digital on speakerphone calling the shots more likely

      • Meg

        Yes, I am not surprised that you fail to see the real Key.

        • Gazzaw

          Ah but I do Meg as do 60%+ of other Kiwis.

        • Whafe

          Meg, suggest you change the batteries in your dildo. Think you are barking up the wrong tree in saying John Key is stamping his feet, again, if you had listened to John Keynon the Pinko hosted RadioLive afternoon show yesterday, you will understand factually that John Key far from stamped his feet.

          It is worth a listen, showed fully just why Labour, nor the Greens can actually connect with NZ… Even the 2 Pinko hosts were having to take it in and realise they couldn’t agitate John Key even with the petty shit they always spew…

          And hey, John Key is not perfect by any means, but he is doing a great job with what he has available to him…

          Meg have you actually travelled much off shore business wise since 2008, to actually see what shape the world is in financially?

          • Gazzaw

            I think Meg & spink must have knocked off at lunchtime and gone home. Obviously the party only pays them for Sat mornings.

          • Joe_Bloggs

            maybe they got their plug-and-play prostate massager working again…

      • Captain Crab

        Smegma and the sphincter. How apt they are together.

        • le sphincter

          I think we knew each other at school … but havent been in touch for ages !

          • Gazzaw

            Behind the bike sheds?

          • Stuarts.burgers

            In the Biblical sense

      • Travis Poulson

        Standby Gaz, checking the calendar for full moon.

    • BJ

      Guilty of what?

      • Travis Poulson

        Kosh/Paul/Meg/Gayguy/Teacherscock has taught us a new word.So new in fact, that it isn’t even in the dictionary yet.

        “Guiltyier.”

        Awesome. Just awesome. Regards to those parents who have children taught by this ‘teacher’ up north. So sad.

      • Meg

        Guilty of lying. Of selling NZ laws, of doing deals with bad MPs……….. he is a failure as a PM and will be gone after the next election thank goodness.

        • Bunswalla

          Fuck off, troll. There’s a reason why John Key is the most popular, competent and capable Prime Minister in 70 years. And part of that reason is that he drives useless loser muppets like you crazy.

        • Troy

          I’m guessing you thought Helen and her clit-licking lover Heather didn’t ever lie? Didn’t ever deal with bad MP’s?… …. fuck off back to your leftwing loonie bin.

    • Bunswalla

      “amazingly iffy” hahahahahahahahaha! You slay me, really!!!

      What a cock, fuck off you hideous troll

  • Phar Lap

    Seems Grant “Knucklehead” Robertson is Lie -bours new Minister for dirt,replacing the little rat fink Pete Hodgson.

  • rockape

    Is knucklehead journos the new Zipp it sweetie

  • David

    I’m sick of hearing about this trivial matter. Who cares? This country has far more pressing problems than who is running the spy network and how he was appointed.

    John Key start making the reforms that this country needs. What has happened to the welfare reforms? Paula Bennett did a lot of talking about the reforms she was going to implement before the election. Since then she has been invisible and done little to address this nation’s serious welfare dependency and entitlement issues.

    The government and media should concentrate on ways of improving this country not spending time on stupid spy stories, dot com affairs etc, etc, etc. None of these trivial issues matter to ordinary hard-working New Zealanders.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Tracey Watkins nasty piece – Whale Army please read and laugh…..

    • Mr_V4

      Does she think people care what the dour faced Georgina Beyer lookalike thinks? You’d get more insight from a packet of watkins turnip seed.

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